Vortex Technical Paper

DOCUMENTS: VIV Resonant Wind Generators

Vortex Technical Paper

Catch a whiff of the science behind Bladeless Turbines! The whole Vortex technology detailed in this paper which we fondly call “green paper”. Not enough? Check out our Media Gallery!


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  • Deniz
    Posted at 16:49h, 09 July Reply

    Congratulations

  • Johnny Mnemonic
    Posted at 04:18h, 04 July Reply

    The energy in the wind is proportional to the capture area, and proportional to the cube of the wind speed.
    So your wiggle stick won’t really produce any useful amount of energy, will it…

    • Vortex Bladeless
      Posted at 10:34h, 04 July Reply

      Hi! That principle you described well is suitable to every wind generator. It’s correct that the capture area of bladeless turbines is lower than the one of rotating wind turbines of same height. On the other hand, a small and concentrated capture area means no interference between nearby turbines, you can put a bunch of Vortex aerogenerators quite close in the same area as a single regular turbine occupies to work and turn, compensating this way the lower capture area 🙂

      The power generation grows exponentially with height, and higher devices can work in higher wind speeds. The capture area for a single Vortex Tacoma (2,75m) allows a nominal of 100w at the moment, working on a nice lock-in range. It is possible to reach more power but reducing the lock-in range.

  • Carlos Ricardo Osorio
    Posted at 23:30h, 03 July Reply

    We started to follow you from the beginning. We liked the idea. Congratulations for the perseverance and for the hard work of capturing an idea in reality

  • Greg O'Neill
    Posted at 14:28h, 03 July Reply

    David, you might be interested in the ‘kinetic charging device’ invented by my friend, Paul Faso, you can visit his site at Evur to learn about this system of using kinetic motion to produce power. I have no doubt that Paul will want
    to dialog with you about possibly creating a hybrid system for power generation.

    • Vortex Bladeless
      Posted at 10:18h, 04 July Reply

      Hello Greg, kinetic charging systems for cars like “regenerative breaking” is a well known technology. It looks curious that this Evur car claims to produce more than it consumes working as a car, a little bit contradictory, isn’t it?

  • Carlos Sepúlveda Molinos
    Posted at 11:16h, 03 July Reply

    Hi Vortex !!!

    Long time without hearing from you !

    At what stage is the project running ? Any estimations regarding Time -To -Market ?

    Can BladeLess compete with traditional blade turbines in terms of cost/ production ? ( No doubt BladeLess wins from the enviromental point of view)

    Loved the old address… Even worked for some neighbours, but I hope the re location to an industrial area means going ahead in the development of future manufacturing & sales project.

    Kindest regards !!!

    Carlos

    • Vortex Bladeless
      Posted at 09:16h, 04 July Reply

      Thank you Carlos! We are in the certification stage with the EU for the Vortex Tacoma (2,75), which takes several months. Of course we want to be in the market asap, in fact we need to because our current funding (european commision h2020) is not lasting forever. But good things always take time!
      Bladeless turbines are expected to be more cost-effective than regular turbines in terms of kWh/year compared to its costs. Since bladeless turbines are almost maintenance-less, they reduce costs drastically. But of course you should measure these things specifically for each location, each local energy costs and each wind conditions.

  • Nihal
    Posted at 21:38h, 30 June Reply

    pretty interesting idea 🙂 I don’t get details since I’m no engineer but I know enough to understand what you re talking about. Congrats for the hard work

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